NIOS Registration 2020-21 Started for Class 10th, 12th - Apply Now
NIOS Registration 2020-21 - National Institute of Open Schooling has started block 1 NIOS registration for class 10 and 12 students. They can fill NIOS registration form to appear for public or on-demand examinations. NIOS registration 2020-21 can be done in online mode only. The registration process and dates are the same for NIOS 10th exams 2020 and 12th while eligibility criteria and NIOS registration fee are different for both. The last date for NIOS online registration is September 15, 2020, which include the late fee dates. Eligible students can apply for the same by paying requisite NIOS registration fees and submitting required documents. After NIOS registration 2020, they should note down the reference number generated during the NIOS admission 2020. This reference number will be useful to track the NIOS registration status. Stay tuned to know more about NIOS registration 2020-21 dates, process, fee and so on.
Note: NIOS 10th, 12th exams 2020 have been cancelled. Check NIOS result 2020 date and details.
Currently, NIOS registrations for October 2020 exams has been closed. But, NIOS April 2021 registrations are going on for block 1 exams. The last date to register is July 31, 2020, without any late fees charges.
Click here to apply for NIOS April 2021 admission.
Click here to apply for NIOS stream 2 admission.
NIOS Registration 2020-21 - Important dates
Students can check the following table to know the class 12th and 10th dates for public exams registration. For on-demand examination, NIOS registrations are held throughout the year and exams are held except April-May and October-November because that time public exams are held.
NIOS Registration Dates 2020-21
|Event||Block 1 (April 2021) Dates||Block 2 (October 2021) Dates|
|NIOS Registrations Starts||March 16, 2020||September 16, 2020|
|Submit NIOS application without late fee until||July 31, 2020||January 31, 2021|
|Fill NIOS registration form with late fee of Rs 200||August 1-15, 2020||February 1-15, 2021|
|Register for NIOS with late fee of Rs 400||August 16-31, 2020||February 16-28, 2021|
|Fill NIOS form with late fee of Rs 700||September 1-15, 2020||March 1- 15, 2021|
|NIOS exam date||March/April 2021||October/November 2021|
Stream-wise NIOS Registration 2020
NIOS accepts registrations for various 4 streams. Students can fill NIOS registration form for any of the streams as per their eligibility. Here’s the detail for all the streams:
NIOS Stream 1 Registration
- This stream of NIOS registration 2020 is open for all the learners-secondary and senior secondary courses.
- Steam 1 students are allotted an accredited institute (study centre) to guide them for studying.
NIOS Stream 2 Registration
- NIOS online registrations are held for this stream for the students who have passed the 10th class exams from a recognized board but wish to appear for the exam of one subject or up to 4 subjects to for upgrading their qualification.
- NIOS registration forms were made available online on May 1, 2020. The last date has been extended to July 31, 2020, earlier it was June 30, 2020.
- Such students will have to upload their failed Marksheet/Admit Card (Hall Ticket) along with other relevant documents.
- This stream students will be able to appear in April 2021 exams.
NIOS Stream 3 Registration
NIOS registration under this stream is open throughout the year for class 10th students.
Those who have passed the secondary exam from a recognised board, but wish to appear for one subject or up to 4 subjects for enhancing their score can fill stream 3 NIOS Registration form for the on-demand examination.
Students who could not clear, or could not appear in the NIOS 10th class Public Examination can also apply for NIOS 2020 registration.
The students can apply for the following subjects only: Business Studies (215), Data Entry Operations (229), Economics (214), English (202), Home Science (216), Hindi (201), Indian Culture & Heritage (223), Mathematics (211), Painting (225), Psychology (222), Sanskrit (209), Science & Technology (212) and Social Science (213).
NIOS Stream 4 Registration
Under this stream, NIOS registrations 2020 are going on for class 12th students
Students who have passed the senior secondary exam from a recognized board, but wish to appear for one subject or up to 4 subjects for enhancing their score can apply for stream 4 through the on-demand examination system.
Students who were unable to clear or did not appear in the NIOS Class 12 public examination can also apply for this stream NIOS ODES registration.
NIOS Registration 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Students must check the eligibility criteria before start filling NIOS Registration form else if a student is found ineligible, his/her registration for NIOS can be cancelled at any stage. Read ahead to know the complete 10th, 12th eligibility criteria for NIOS registration 2020.
NIOS 10th Registration Eligibility Criteria
- A student must be 14 years of age as on July 31, 2020.
- He/she should be born on or before July 31, 2006.
- A student who has passed class 8 and has a valid proof of age is eligible to apply.
- Student can also apply for NIOS class 10 registration 2020 if he/she gives a self-attested certificate that " he/she has studied enough to be able to pursue secondary course".
- One who has studied in secondary school can also apply in this category for improving the score or to complete the course.
NIOS Class 12 Registration Eligibility Criteria
- The applicant must be 15 years of age as on July 31, 2020.
- He/she should be born on or before July 31, 2005.
- Students must have passed the secondary exam from a recognized board.
- A student who has studied in senior secondary school can also apply in this category for improving the score or to complete the course.
- Students who fulfil the above-mentioned conditions are eligible for NIOS 12th registration 2020.
How to do NIOS Registration 2020 for 10th and 12th?
Students can fill NIOS online registration form for April 2021 by following the step by step process given below:
Steps to Fill NIOS Registration Form Online
Step-1: Students have to click on the relevant link given above after the first paragraph.
Step-2: After clicking on the NIOS Registration link, students have to select state/UT, identity type, and the course (secondary or senior secondary) and click the submit button.
Step-3: After this, students will be redirected to a new page wherein they have to enter their basic details, such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, Aadhar number, mobile number and email ID. Click on generate OTP button and verify contact details then submit NIOS registration form.
Step-4: Then, enter optional details as asked and proceed to choose subjects and study centre preferences.
Step-5: Now students have to fill their addresses other information and upload the documents, such as social class proof, birth certificate, correspondence address proof, photo, signature and previous qualification certificate.
Step-6: After filling all the details, students have to proceed for payment. Applicants can make the payment through credit card debit card or net banking. Before paying the NIOS registration fee, students should review their form.
NIOS Registration Procedure at a Glance
After filling the NIOS registration form, students should keep track of their NIOS admission status 2020 to know if their admission is confirmed or not.
Keep Ready these Documents before Starting NIOS Registration 2020
Students have to upload the scanned copy/soft copy (jpg, jpeg files) of the following documents while filling NIOS registration form for April 2021 exams:
Recent Passport size colour Photograph
Signature (preferably in Black Ink)
Valid identity proof (like Aadhaar Card or Passport or Ration card etc.)
Valid proof of Date of Birth
A valid proof of Residence
Class 8th mark sheet or Self Certificate (in case of secondary course).
Class 10th mark sheet (in case of senior secondary course)
Social Category/Caste Certificate (in case SC/ST/OBC social category).
Ex-serviceman certificate (in case he/she is an Ex-serviceman)
Disability Certificate (in case he or she is having)
failed Marksheet mentioning the Reference Number/Enrolment Number (in case of a student is applying for Transfer of Credit or TOC)
NIOS Registration Fee 2020 for Stream-I Students
Fee for Class 10(for 5 subjects)
Fee for Class 12(for 5 subjects)
Male (General category)
Female (General category)
Exempted Category (SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, Persons with Disabilities)
For each additional subject
Rs. 720 per subject
Rs. 720 per subject
NIOS Registration fee for stream 2, 3 and 4
10th/12th (under stream-2)
ODES - 10th (under stream-3), 12th (under stream-4)
Rs. 480 (per subject)
Rs. 480 (per subject)
Rs. 250 per subject for theory. Additional Rs. 120 for a practical per subject
Rs. 500 per subject for theory. Additional Rs. 200 for a practical per subject
Rs. 180 per subject
Rs. 180 per subject
Change/additional subject fee
Rs. 720 per subject
Rs. 720 per subject
After the registration, a student will have to pay NIOS exam fees 2020 in online mode only. The exam fee is separate from the registration fee. The payment window is opened in November and May for block 1 and 2 exams respectively.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIOS Registration 2020-21 Started for Class 10th, 12th - Apply Now
Question: How many subjects I can choose in NIOS?
You can choose a minimum of 5 subjects including at least 1 or maximum 2 language subjects. You can also choose two more additional subjects. So you can opt for a minimum of 5 subjects and maximum 7 subjects in NIOS registration.
Question: What are the mediums for study provided by NIOS?
NIOS provides English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Odia, Telugu, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam and Punjabi mediums for 10th class students. While for class 12, the mediums offered are English, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu.
Question: I have written my name wrong during NIOS registration, How can I apply to correct it?
Yes, you can do so by applying in offline mode at respective study centre. You will have to produce documentary proof to apply for the same.
Question: Can I change my subject chosen during NIOS registration?
Yes, you can change one or more subjects, but the total number of subjects should not exceed seven. Already passed subjects can not be changed.
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Questions related to NIOS Class 12
Class 10th exam dates r same july 22.It will held in the same institute which was given previous.
New Admit card can be released for postponed exam. You can get your admit card from the official webpage of NIOS. keep checking for updates. do check exam time , date and exam center again. It may or may not be changed.
Most probably location can be same if the exam center is not in containment zone or quarantine home. There are many factors to be considered to conduct exam in pandemic situation. Ask your friends and verify for details. Take assistance of teacher/parents if needed.
for more details, please visit the link below:- https://school.careers360.com/articles/nios-10th-admit-card
Hope it helps!
nios class 12 hall ticket kab aayengi
The official authority has not released any information or declaration of dates regarding the class 12 hall ticket yet. The hall ticket will soon be released and it will be notified in the official webpage. https://sdmis.nios.ac.in/search/hall-ticket
You can keep a regular check on this website, to get every updated information about the release of hall tickets. I hope this helps you!
Is there online mode of Class 12th examination IN NIOS?
Hello dear student,
As far is now there is no online mode which is available for NIOS for the exams which are still left. And dates for the postponed exams have not been declared yet. So you have to sit tight until other piece of information comes. But you can definitely prepare for the exams which are still left.
when is the postponed nios class 12 exams conducting
NIOS will release new NIOS date sheet for postponed exams after the end of loackdown. It is expected that exams will be held in June and July 2020. So stay tuned with the given link to get all updates.
Hope it helps!!!
i want to appear 2020 nios class 12 exam and i have complete 10 in year 2014 can i apply for it if yes which subjects i have to study for it
Yes, you can appear for NIOS class 12th examination even after completing class 10th in 2014. This is because, the eligibility criteria states that the Candidate must have completed 16 years of age to appear in the exam.
Taking about what to Study, that depends on the group of subject combinations or stream you want to appear for. When you apply for the exam, you will be asked for the subject choices. The subjects you choose, you prepare for them. NIOS also provides Study material, you can Study from that.
Hope this helps.